A new player enters the box: Kingston is the SSDNow V 30 GB on the Toshiba controller T6UG1XBG, with its sale price, capacity and speed, they will enter into competition with other newcomers such as Intel's X25-V solutions. This time we look, however, not only the performance of the single drive, but also bind two drives in a RAID 0 and analyze the cases in which you can expect a performance boost here and when not.
For many users, these are an SSD is an upgrade, it has so been seen before, of course you could and can always buy faster CPUs and more memory - but what good is the fastest processor, if he does not get any data? Hard drives are mechanical and therefore relatively slow SSDs are working purely electronic, data are requested in a fraction of the time available that requires a hard drive.
Where's the downside of course the price, this is unfortunately still so high that deterred many users from making a purchase, Kingston offers the SSDNow V 30 GB of now a short drive, which is usually sufficient although a maximum for the system partition, but is correspondingly low as well. Come on that drive as the beginning of the Toshiba controller T6UG1XBG mentioned are used, we test for the first time today.
In conjunction with a hardware upgrade also like to mention a RAID 0: When two or more drives in a RAID 0 array together, so the load is divided in reading and writing data on all drives, the main effect of a doubling of the maximum transfer rate, access time, however, remains the same or even increased slightly. This is the reason why a RAID 0 from making hard drives for most applications no sense for the everyday performance of it depends on the speed at random accesses, here SSDs are a house or two orders of magnitude faster, throughout this article we will look at what you would expect from a RAID 0 consisting of SSDs.
The package is from Kingston-typical: In extra to the repel itself is yet a frame for the 3.5-inch bay for, be utilized to connect the repel each added one SATA data and power cables on the CD, the backup Acronis True Image HD software.
The flash chips are on the back side, wherein a total of only four pieces are soldered, the drive supports the trim command, this does not seem as necessary as with other drives to be broke after only a heavy load, read performance, write performance has not changed.
Drives with SATA 6Gb / s interface to be tested on an Asus U3S6 expansion card in conjunction with the appropriate storage driver from Marvell, unless otherwise noted, on for further testing, especially the TRIM command is Windows 7 64-bit is used.